Mars Student Imaging Program is a collaborative program serving families of Kyrene del Cielo Elementary School involving NASA's Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP), SAGANet of Blue Marble Space, and The Discovery Room of Blue Marble Space.
Our goal is to use MSIP to provide elementary students and their families the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a member of the scientific community, and to gain exposure to science professionals and ideas that they might never otherwise encounter, even with the best of formal education.
Unlike the usual implementation of the Mars Student Imaging Program, there are no curricular objectives that need to be met. As such, all learning objectives are informal. We potentially will have student participants from a variety of grade levels, K-5, but we are aiming to attract 8 families who have at least one 4th or 5th grader.
Given our motivation and the nature of the program, we have 3 objectives:
1. Students and their families will have an authentic science experience. Most of the time the scientific method isn’t the linear process they learn about formally. Rather it is
2. Students and their families will understand the difference between a primary and secondary source of scientific information.
3. Students and their families will come away with an appreciation of some reasons why Mars is worth studying.
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